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NurseIf you want to do some research in nursing, you're in the right place! This resource was created specifically for our nursing students. You can access useful information by exploring the boxes below.

  • Print Resources -- Learn about print resources available in the Library.
  • Online Journals -- Access full-text articles through CINAHL and other subscription databases and free web sources.
  • Online Videos, & Reference Sources -- Access online videos, books, encyclopedias, and reports.
  • Websites -- View a list of acceptable Web resources for nursing students.
  • Documentation and APA Style -- Access resources to help with APA formatting.
  • NCLEX Practice & Study -- Access resources to help you prepare for the NCLEX exam.

If you need help at any time, use the Help tab above to contact your library by phone, chat, or email.

Print Resources

Library shelves full of books

The main book collection is located on the tall shelves in the back of the Library. Reference books and Health Division books are interfiled in this collection along side other non-fiction items. This system keeps all the books on the same topic together.

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Online Videos and Reference Sources

The Ivy Tech Library has resources on Transcultural Nursing, health-related streaming videos, and a variety of medical reference sources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Documentation and APA Style

Research papers and other written projects for your nursing classes should be done in APA style.

Online Journals

Full-text articles in professional and academic health journals are available from several library databases such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale. 


There are several websites that are acceptable for nursing students.  One of the most popular is Medscape.

NCLEX Practice and Study

Library shelves full of books

After graduation, you will need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, also known as the NCLEX, which is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.